STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC250765
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £26932
Date Posted 02 September 2019
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Graduates
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 27 October 2019
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £26,932
Grade: UKRI-C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Locations: 1 x position located at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX. 1 x position located at Daresbury Laboratory, WA4 4AD
Closing Date: 27th October 2019
Interview Dates: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: 12th and 16th December, 21st and 28th January. Daresbury Laboratory:  January 2020 exact date TBC


STFC - Estates -  Graduate Building Services Engineer

We have 2 positions available - 1 based at STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire and 1 based at STFC, Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire. When applying please specify if you have a preference for either location in your cover letter.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering. For more information on STFC please view one of our videos - https://youtu.be/k9gaDSDzRQQ

STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as a direct route to professional accreditation. STFC graduates have the opportunity to build on their degree, taking their understanding, knowledge and skills to a new level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.

STFC consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions. Different departments may look for graduates with similar skills, so you should consider which role/s are most suitable to you, and apply for up to two of these. See all our current graduate vacancies here.

Estates Services

Estates Services is a diverse department providing professional Estates management to enable science. The department covers all aspects of Estates operations including managing the significant capital development programme, planned and reactive maintenance, asset replacement, site works projects and improvements. The Estates team consists of professional project managers, MEP design Engineers and core technical staff.  The in house team is supported by 3rd party SME’s managed through service contracts.

The role will be responsible for supporting the design and delivery of the Estates Electrical Projects. To include overseeing the successful delivery of assigned works to programme and within allocated budget. You will engage with and consult with RAL stakeholders regarding Projects, including the capture of the “brief”, interpretation of requirements and preparation of specifications, management through the project management office, working closely with the estates teams and other specialists.

This role will see you take on some design lead responsibilities for projects, and managing externally appointed professional teams and contractors.

Summary of key duties & responsibilities

  • Manage and resolve requests for information from the contractor delivery team to the Estates client stakeholders
  • Assist in the coordination of contractor works with building user operations, ensuring that CDM requirements and other site standards/policies are implemented
  • Proactively and strategically plan project construction activities to avoid impacting upon the scientific programme
  • Liaise with the client to interpret and define project requirements, scope and budget prior to works instruction
  • Prepare Designs, estimates, specifications and tender documents relating to Projects at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory or Daresbury Laboratory
  • Instruct, implement and manage projects using NEC3/4 processes and protocols, working closely with the project delivery team
  • Procurement and supervision of contractors with minimal impact to the site location, including works coordination, integration, Safety and Quality assurance
  • Project management of various projects incorporating all building disciplines, with assistance for M & E, Fabric and other specialist trades
  • Ensure the Users acceptance and sign off the completion of Project works.

Organization Description


UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting Criteria

Essential: 

  • Obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2018, 2019 or be due to receive it in 2020
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • Good inter-personal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating networking and team building, motivation and problem solving
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good ICT skills, including MS Office and CAD.

Desirable:

  • Experience of diagnosing building defects and specifying remedial repairs
  • Contract management
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary design office.

Interview Criteria

Essential: 

  • Good inter-personal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating networking and team building, motivation and problem solving
  • Good knowledge of  UK building control and the application of current building regulations
  • Good ICT skills, including MS Office and CAD
  • Self-motivated
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to work well within a team but also show excellent initiative alone and work independently.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulation, especially fire, asbestos and CDM regulations
  • Post qualification experience of diagnosing building defects and specifying remedial repairs
  • Approving contractors work quality
  • Contract management
  • Applying legal interpretation of standard forms of contract in particular NEC3
  • Commercial awareness
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary design office
  • Construction project management experience.
  • Current starting salary of £26,932, plus annual incremental increase, a £1,000 welcome bonus and a £2,000 salary increase after the first year
  • Subject to performance you will be promoted after two years with us, resulting in a further salary increase
  • STFC’s Graduate scheme is accredited by: the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics. STFC is also organisational member of the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • You’ll get the chance to work on cutting-edge projects with international collaborators
  • STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege holidays, flexible working hours and an exceptional pension scheme
  • Every graduate is provided with a mentor to help support them through the graduate scheme and to become chartered.

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

In order to apply for this role you must have:

  • Obtained your first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2018, 2019 or be due to receive it in 2020
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • The right to live and work in the UK

Please apply online only. Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role. Please note: There are 2 positions available - 1 based at STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire and 1 based at STFC, Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire. When applying please specify if you have a preference for either location in your cover letter.

Please ensure that your name and the IRC reference are included in the file name description of each document uploaded. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. No Agencies.

We recruit on a rolling basis therefore we recommend you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until our assessment centres are filled.

The assessment centre for this vacancy will be in December 2019 or January 2020 and will be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire/the Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire.

Closing Date: 27th October 2019

To find out more about our graduate assessment process please visit: http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/careers/graduates/

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